Date: 20th November 2019 at 12:26pm
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In case you didn’t know by now Tottenham Hotspur sacked manager Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday night and quickly replaced him with Jose Mourinho.

The former Chelsea and Manchester United boss has been out of management since his dismissal from Old Trafford 11 months ago.

But now the Portuguese is back in the dugout and tasked with trying to turn an underperforming Spurs around.

We all know that Jose loves a signing and with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy promising him funds in the upcoming transfer window there could be some big transfer news in North London.

With that in mind, we’ve picked out five players the ‘Special One’ could make a move for in January.

Gareth Bale

The former Spurs star is unhappy in Madrid and has been linked with a move back to the Premier League in recent seasons.

Although he would demand a high fee as his contract doesn’t expire until 2022 it could prove the perfect solution for all three parties.

Mourinho would also love to bag an X Factor signing in his first window to get the fans excitied.

And by bringing back the man who scored 26 goals in his final season in North London before moving to Spain, he’d certainly be doing just that.

Bruno Fernandes

The Portugal international has been highly impressive for Sporting and has been linked with both Manchester United and Tottenham.

However, despite offers, the playmaker decided to stay in his homeland where he registered 20 goals and 13 assists last term.

But with financially-stricken Sporting having the potential to sell for around £65million and Spurs looking like they need to replace the wantaway Christian Eriksen, a deal could be done.

The fact now Fernandes’ fellow countryman, Mourinho, is in charge may also help any potential transfer.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

The Swedish superstar is a huge admirer of Mourinho and has even referred to him as a ‘father figure’ in the past.

Zlatan played under the Portuguese coach at both Inter Milan and Manchester United, where they enjoyed success together.

Now having got back to his best in his spell with LA Galaxy, the 38-year-old is looking for his next challenge.

With someone that possesses such experience and quality available on a free, coupled with the fact Spurs don’t really have a back-up centre-forward for Harry Kane, this could prove the perfect short-term fix.

Diogo Dalot

Maybe a surprising name on the list but Mourinho pushed to sign Dalot for Manchester United in the summer of 2018.

Despite having not impressed at Old Trafford so far, Jose is still a fan of the player and even praised him after he was sacked.

Following the signing of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Dalot has made just three appearances for the Red Devils this term.

And with Tottenham in desperate need of a right-back after letting Kieran Trippier leave in the summer, Mourinho could opt for the 20-year-old.

Nathan Ake

Nathan Ake has developed into one of the finest defenders in the Premier League since leaving Chelsea for Bournemouth.

A key man in Eddie Howe’s side, the 24-year-old is also a regular in the Netherlands squad which will be at Euro 2020 next summer.

With Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen both running down their contracts there’s a real need to freshen up the centre-back area at Spurs.

And despite Ake admitting he felt ‘broken’ under Mourinho’s management at Chelsea, we can’t rule out Tottenham forking out big money for the Dutchman.

 
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